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My monitor freaquently shuts abruptly


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#1 BonbonRose

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:14 PM

Hi,
 

My monitor shuts down frequently, just the monitor, the pc is still running. Today when I booted the computer it was black until I experimented with those buttons on the side of the screen. Don't know what it's, but it looks like the u magnet.

 

These are my PC information:
Operating System: Windows XP SP3
Computer: Custom
CPU: Pentium® Dual-Core
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. (G41MT-S2P)

Name    Intel® G41 Express Chipset
Adapter Type    Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family, Intel Corporation compatible

 

What other infornation you need to know?

 

 

PS :Hope I'm posting in the right place.

 


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:04 PM

I think we can leave the topic here until we work out whether the problem is internal (in the computer) or external (in the monitor).

 

One thing you haven't told us is what the monitor is.

 

The most important thing to find out is whether the problem is actually in the monitor, or in the computer. The most definite way to do this is either to try the monitor on another computer and see if it still goes off, or borrow another monitor to use on your computer.

 

Another clue could be when the display is black, does the monitor's own settings menu come up when you press the menu button?


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Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:40 PM

Hi,

 

my monitor is Samsung SyncMaster 793FD    S. And yes while the screen is black the monitor's own settings menu come up when I press the menu button.



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 11:27 PM

The monitor's internal menu appearing indicates the cause of the black screen is either a fault in the monitor's electronics in the input section ahead of where the menu is created, or the computer is sending a black screen, which could be due to a faulty video card. So the only way to be 100% sure is still to either try another monitor on the computer, or use that monitor on another computer, and see which one is creating the problem.

 

The button with the horseshoe magnet symbol sounds like the degaussing function, CRT monitors have this to demagnetize the screen if it gets uneven color shading. The fact that using degauss startled the monitor out of its faulty state does suggest it could be a fault like a bad solder joint on a board in the monitor. It's unlikely using the degauss function would provoke any reaction if it was a video card fault.


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 03:46 PM

So I need to switch monitors. hmmm I've got to figure out how I would accomplish this.



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 06:27 PM

If any friend or relative has an LCD monitor you could borrow for a while, that would be easier than carrying your CRT monitor or your computer to another location.

 

If the monitor does prove to be faulty, it's probably not going to be worth repair.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:10 PM

Hi, Can I put off the topic till I figure this screen-switch issue out!



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:12 PM

Sure thing. :)


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Posted 07 December 2013 - 06:16 PM

I know this far too late but just wanted to end this topic with something useful for whoever sees it.

 

I had other problems with the computer therefore I took it to a specialist. It turned out that lots and lots of bad sectors were the main cause of most of my problems.

 

Thank you for your help!



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 04:04 PM

We appreciate the feedback, it's useful...happy computing :).

 

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 05:54 PM

Yes, thanks for getting back to us. :thumbup2:


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